Center for Jewish History Fellowship Program

Fellowship awards at the Center for Jewish History support cutting-edge research in the rich collections of the Center's partners - American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. More than 150 humanities scholars at various stages of their careers and research projects have taken up residence at the Center and profited from opportunities to share their work with leading scholars in their fields. Support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other funders has been critical in helping to build an interdisciplinary community of scholars.

While in residence at the Center on year-long or short-term fellowships, fellows are invited to participate in a vibrant academic community that engages students and scholars from North America, Europe, and Israel and creates space of intellectual exchanges and public scholarship. Comprised of 16 leading scholars in Jewish Studies, the Center's Academic Advisory Council provides oversight and offers an additional professional resource to fellows. Fellows are additionally invited to take part in regularly scheduled Scholars Working Groups that bring together expert faculty to discuss new Jewish Studies research.

For a complete list of available fellowship programs, please click below to view descriptions and application guidelines. Questions about the fellowship program may be directed to Julie Kaplan.

Available Fellowships

The application deadline for the NEH Scholar in Residence starting in Fall 2022 is December 15, 2021.

Through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) the Center for Jewish History (the Center) invites applications for an NEH Scholar in Residence that will support original research conducted at the Center.  Applications are welcome from scholars working in a broad range of fields within the humanities and social sciences. The application deadline is December 15, 2021 for a residency from July 2022 through June 2023.

Applications are welcome from scholars in any field who have completed a PhD more than six years prior to the start of the fellowship and whose research will benefit considerably from consultation with materials in the collections of the Center’s partners - American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Fellowships carry a stipend of $60,000 for a period of 12 months. Fellows are expected to conduct original research at the Center, deliver at least one public program based on the research conducted, and actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center. Fellows must acknowledge the Center and the National Endowment for the Humanities in all publications resulting from research completed during the fellowship and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience.

Assessment Criteria

  • The ambition, scope, and intellectual significance of the proposed project.
  • The quality and impact of the applicant’s prior work in their respective field.
  • The overall clarity and intelligibility of the proposal, with its aims clearly conveyed.
  • The feasibility and appropriateness of the project proposal, including the applicant’s disciplinary and linguistic training and, when relevant, the soundness of the dissemination and access plans.
  • The likelihood that the applicant will become part of the life of the Center for Jewish History for the time of the fellowship by using its collections for the proposed project and participating in Center events.

The NEH Scholar in Residence will join a larger cohort of long- and short-term fellows within the Center’s Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to build a fellowship cohort that is diverse in race, ethnicity, and gender as well as academic rank, geographic location, and field of study. Qualified individuals who would bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the fellowship are especially encouraged to apply.

Requirements for Application

  • Cover letter stating area of interest, how the project relates to the mission of the Center for Jewish History, and how the project will benefit from the residency (no more than one page);
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Research proposal (no more than 1500 words), including specific reference to the collections at the Center and clearly stated goals for research during the period of the fellowship;
  • A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project;
  • Contact information for three references who can speak to the significance of the candidate’s work.

Open to all U.S. citizens as well as foreigners who have lived in the U.S. for the 3 years immediately preceding the application deadline.


Please submit your application materials by email as one continuous PDF file by December 15, 2021 to:

Julie Kaplan
Manager of Public Programs
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States of America
Email: fellowships@cjh.org

The application deadline for Graduate Research Fellowships starting in Fall 2022 is December 20, 2021.

The Center for Jewish History offers ten-month fellowships to doctoral candidates to support original research using the collections of the Center’s partners - American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the library and archival resources of more than one partner institution. Fellows must be in residence at the Center from September 2022 through June 2023 and applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation. It is required that each fellow spend a minimum of three days per week in residence in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources. Fellows must also participate in the Center for Jewish History Fellowship Seminar Program, attend bi-weekly meetings of the fellowship program cohort, deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research conducted at Center, and submit a report upon completion of the Fellowship describing her/his experience as a Center Fellow. Fellowships carry a stipend of $22,500 for a period of one academic year.

Eligibility

  • The fellowship is open to qualified doctoral candidates from accredited domestic and international institutions.
  • Fellows must be in residence at the Center from the beginning of September 2022 until the end of June 2023
  • Applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e. coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation.
  • Fellows will be permitted to hold a concurrent fellowship provided that it does not contain any residency requirement or interfere in any way with full participation in the activities described above. Please consult the Director of Academic Programs before accepting any additional fellowships, academic or other positions to be held during the term of the CJH fellowship.
  • For non-U.S. citizens, it is the responsibility of the applicant to have the appropriate visa for acceptance of the award during the ten-month fellowship term. The Center for Jewish History is not a visa-granting institution.

Requirements for Application

  • Cover letter stating area of interest, knowledge of relevant languages, and how the project relates to the general mission of the Center for Jewish History
  • Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education, publications, scholarly and/or museum activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work experience
  • Research proposal of no more than four pages double-spaced, including specific reference to the collections at the Center and clearly stated goals for research during the period of the fellowship
  • A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project
  • Graduate school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation, which address the significance of the candidate’s work for his or her field, as well as the candidate’s ability to fulfill the proposed work. Please ensure that your application indicates the names and contact information of those writing letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Letters of recommendation should be sent separately, directly by the recommenders – preferably by email or dossier service – to the address below.
  • Please submit application materials 1-4 electronically as one continuous PDF document.

The schedule for the application process is as follows:

  • All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by December 20, 2021 for consideration.
  • Announcement of grant recipients by February 2022
  • Commencement of grant period, September 1, 2022
  • Conclusion of grant period, June 30, 2023

Applications are to be submitted to:

Julie Kaplan
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States of America
Email: fellowships@cjh.org

The application deadline for the CJH-Fordham University Research Fellowship is February 1, 2022.

Fordham University's Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Jewish History offer a joint short-term research fellowship in Jewish Studies for scholars outside the New York City metropolitan area whose research focuses on Jewish-Christian relations and who wish to conduct research based on materials housed at the Center for Jewish History and Fordham University.

The fellow is expected to spend at least a month at the two host institutions, but may stay as long as five months. The fellow's stay must coincide with either the fall or spring Fordham University academic semesters. The stipend for this fellowship is $5,000.

The fellow will receive affiliation with Fordham University, and will be required to offer a faculty seminar, and a public lecture, which would be a joint event of Fordham and CJH with alternate venues. The fellow is also expected to participate in scholarly seminars and other meetings at the Center for Jewish History and Fordham University.

The CJH-Fordham Research Fellowship in Jewish-Christian Relations is made possible by funds from the Center for Jewish History, the Eugene Shvidler Gift Fund at Fordham University, and additional gift funds to Jewish Studies at Fordham University.

Applications are to be submitted to:

Julie Kaplan
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States of America
Email: fellowships@cjh.org

The Center for Jewish History's Visiting Scholar Program invites scholars who have completed their doctorate or its equivalent to apply for an affiliation with the Center and to work in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room in the collections of one or more of its partner institutions: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The Visiting Scholar Program does not provide a stipend or financial support.

Visiting Scholars will be expected to commit to a regular presence at the Center for a minimum of three months, working at the Center at least two days per week. Visiting Scholars are expected to play an active role in the Center's Fellowship Program activities by attending meetings with other fellows and either presenting an academic seminar on their work or participating in a public program. Scholars may apply to be affiliated with the Center for a full academic year (September - May), the fall semester (September - December) or spring semester (mid-January - May), or for the summer (June - August).

Junior and senior scholars, including those who are on leave from their home institutions, are encouraged to apply, as are independent scholars and scholars who are between academic appointments.

Eligibility

  • Scholars holding a PhD or equivalent terminal degree
  • Scholars working on projects that make use of the Center partner collections
  • Scholars eager to participate in the Center's active community of researchers

Requirements for Application

  • A complete curriculum vitae
  • A description of the proposed research project, maximum 3 pages in length, including an explanation of which of the Center partners' collections will be used
  • The names and contact information of two references
  • Please send all application materials together electronically as one continuous PDF document.

Applications are to be submitted to:

Julie Kaplan
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States of America
Email: fellowships@cjh.org

Center for Jewish History Fellows

The Center for Jewish History welcomes a new cohort of outstanding fellows to spend the 2021-22 academic year engaged in their cutting-edge research. They will be working with the Center's Partners' archives on their original projects. Varying in their disciplinary and chronological scope, the fellows’ scholarship weaves a fascinating and complex picture of the field of Jewish studies today.

Each year the Center for Jewish History hosts a cohort of scholars as well as a distinguished senior scholar.

Jeffrey Shandler, 2021-22 NEH Scholar-in-Residence
Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Fields: Jewish memory practices, Jewish cultural history, intellectual history of Jewish Studies, digital humanities in Jewish Studies, Yiddish language, literature and culture

Project: Jewish Museums Lost and Found
Lost Jewish museums include institutions shut down because of political upheavalsmost notoriously, the dismantling of museums in European cities under Nazi control—as well as the relocation, dispersal, or reconstitution of Judaica collections, plus the planning of Jewish museums that were never realized. Shandler’s interest in lost museums responds to recent developments involving museums generally. Beginning in spring 2020, museums around the world were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and questions remain as to their future. In an unexpected way, the closing of museums foregrounds questions central to his research: What role do museums play in Jewish life today? What practices have museums instituted that have become part of contemporary Jewish culture? 

Joining Jeffrey Shandler will be doctoral students pursuing diverse research in Jewish studies:

  • Oskar Czendze, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Aleksandra Jakubczak, Columbia University
  • Angelina Palmen, Oxford University
  • Alexandra Kramen, Clark University
  • Susanne Heim, University of Freiburg (postponed to 2022-23)
  • Carla Vieira, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
  • David Walsh, Princeton University
  • Anne Blankenship, North Dakota State University
  • Karen Stern, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  • Zuzanna Hertzberg, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland

2021

Anne Blankenship, Associate Professor, North Dakota State University

CJH-Fordham University Fellow
Race, Religion, and Immigration: How Jews, Catholics, and Protestants Faced Mass Immigration, 1882-1924

Oskar Czendze, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Graduate Fellow
From Loss to Invention: Galician Jews Between New York and East Central Europe, 1890-1938

Aleksandra Jakubczak, Columbia University

Graduate Fellow
“Protecting the Jewish Daughters;” Sex Work, Mobility, and Gender Geographies of Power between the 1870s and 1930s

Angelina Palmen, Oxford University

Graduate Fellow
Work and Gender: German Jews between Capitalism and the Welfare State 1890-1918

Alexandra Kramen, Clark University

Graduate Fellow
Justice Pursued: Jewish Survivors’ Struggle for Holocaust Justice in Displaced Person Camp Fohrenwald, 1945-1957

Jeffrey Shandler, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

NEH Scholar-in-Residence
Jewish Museums Lost and Found

Susanne Heim, Independent Scholar, Executive Editor of The Persecution and Murder of European Jews by Nazi Germany 1933-45, edited on behalf of the German Federal Archives, the Institute for Contemporary History Munich-Berlin, and the Chair for Modern History at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg (postponed to 2022-23)

Short-term Research Fellow
Jewish Refugees from Nazi Germany and International Migrations Management

David Walsh, Princeton University

Short-term Research Fellow
No Enemies to the Right: The Far Right, the Conservative Movement, and the Right-Wing Popular Front

Carla Vieira, Senior Researcher at the Centre for the Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Short-term Research Fellow
Portuguese Jews and Iberian-North American Trade Relations in Colonial Times: The Case of Aaron Lopez (1731-1782)

Karen Stern, Associate Professor, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Sid Lapidus Curatorial Fellow
Jewish Graffiti: Hidden Histories

Zuzanna Hertzberg, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland

Vivian J. Prins Artistic Residency
Mechitza - Herstory

2020

Samantha Cooper, New York University

Graduate Fellow
Cultivating High Society: American Jews Engaging European Opera in New York, 1880-1940

Magda Teter, Fordham University

NEH Scholar-in-Residence
The Dissemination and Uses of the Jewish Past: The Role of the Present in the Production and Politics of History

2019

Jessica Cooperman, Muhlenberg College

CJH-Fordham University Fellow in Jewish-Christian Relations
Jewish and Christian Passover Seders as Sites of Interfaith Engagement

Ari Cohen, University of Virginia

Graduate Fellow
Displaying Art and Exhibiting Philanthropy: Jews, Genders, and Museums in the United States, 1888 -1958

Binyamin Hunyadi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Graduate Fellow
Yiddish Anarchist Press and Literature 1890-1918

Tamar Menashe, Columbia University

Graduate Fellow
Jews in Cross-Confessional Legal Cultures in Germany ,1500-1700

Miriam Schulz, Columbia University

Graduate Fellow
Keyner iz nit fargesn: Soviet Yiddish culture and the Holocaust in the Jewish Cold War, 1941– 1991

Brian Ogren, Rice University

NEH Senior Scholar Fellowship
Kabbalah and the Founding of America: Christian Uses of Jewish Thought in the Nascent Republic

2018

Netta Cohen, University of Oxford

Graduate Fellow
When Climate Takes Command: Jewish-Zionist Scientific Approaches to Climate in Palestine, 1900-1967

Brett Levi, New York University

Graduate Fellow
Expanding the Borders of Holiness: The History of the Postwar Haredi Landscape

Geoffrey Levin, New York University

Graduate Fellow
Another Nation: Israel, American Jews, and Palestinian Rights, 1949-1977

Anastasiia Strakhova, Emory University

Graduate Fellow
Imagining Emigration: Crossing the Borders of Russian Jewry during the Era of Mass Migration, 1881-1917

Joël Sebban, Sorbonne University

Graduate Fellow
The Invention of the ‘Judeo-Christian Tradition:’ the Nation-State, the Synagogue and the Christian Churches in France, from Napoleon to the Vichy Regime, 1806-1940

Anita Norich, University of Michigan

NEH Senior Scholar Fellowship
Women Who Wrote Yiddish Prose Fiction in the Middle of the 20th Century

2017

Dana Smith, Queen Mary, University of London

American Academy for Jewish Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Jewish Studies
The History of the American Academy for Jewish Research

Frances Tanzer, Brown University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Visions of Vienna: Jewish Presence and Absence in the Aftermath of Genocide

Florence Largillière, Queen Mary, University of London

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Conservative Patriotic Jews and the Nation: A Comparative Study of France, Germany, and Italy from 1918 to 1940

Michael Rom, Yale University

Morris & Alma Schapiro Fellowship
Between Democracy and Dictatorship: Jewish Politics and National Identity in Brazil, 1945-1985

Shaul Magid, Indiana University

NEH Senior Scholar Fellowship
American Jewish Survivalism: Meir Kahane and the Politics of Pride

Nina Valbousquet, Sciences Po Paris

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
The Fight against Antisemitism and Its Impact on Jewish-Catholic Relations (1914-1945)

Joel Sebban, Sorbonne University

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
Between 'Judeo-Christians' and 'Sons of Abraham': Jews, Christians, and Muslims in France and its North African Colonies from the Beginning of the Twentieth Century to the Present Day

Roberta Rosenberg, Christopher Newport University

Visiting Scholar
Teaching American Jewish Literature

2016

Sonia Gollance, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Harmonious Instability: (Mixed) Dancing and Partner Choice in German-Jewish and Yiddish Literature

Chaim Elly Moseson, Boston University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
From Spoken Word to the Discourse of the Academy: Reading the Sources for the Teachings of the Besht

Jordan R. Katz, Columbia University

Lillian Goldman Fellowship
Wise Women': Gender, Religion, Medicine and the Boundaries of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

Ayelet Brinn, University of Pennsylvania

Morris & Alma Schapiro Fellowship
The American Yiddish Press and the Reconstruction of Jewish Gender, 1897-1935

Naomi Seidman, Graduate Theological Union

NEH Senior Scholar Fellowship
The Navel of the Dream: Freud's Jewish Languages

Monika Hankova, Jewish Museum Prague

Prins Foundation Fellowship for Emigrating Artists and Writers-in-Residence
German Jewish Women in the Czech Lands after the End of World War II: Emigration in Gendered Perspective

Esther Wratschko, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

Prins Foundation Fellowship for Emigrating Artists and Writers-in-Residence
Ein kleines Café in New York: The 'Wienerlied' in New York Exile

Nina Valbousquet, Sciences Po Paris

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
The Fight against Antisemitism and Its Impact on Jewish-Catholic Relations (1914-1945)

Laura Almagor, European University Institute

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
Forgotten Alternatives: Jewish Territorialism as a Movement of Political Action and Ideology (1905-1960)

Shimshon Ayzenberg, Stanford University

Taube/Koret Early Career Scholars Program Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Economic Turn in Jewish Wissenschaft in Revolutionary Russia

2015

Aaron Welt, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Shtarkers of Progressive Era New York: Labor, Masculinity and Crime in the Age of Mass Migration, 1900-1920

Rotem Rozental, Binghamton University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Photographic Archives, Nationalism and the Foundation of the Jewish State: 1903-1948

Lillian M. Wohl, University of Chicago

Lapidus Summer Fellowship
A Tale of Two Cantors: Cantor David Lefkowitz and the Musical Masterpieces of David Nowakowsky

Debra Gail Glasberg, Columbia University

Lapidus Summer Fellowship
Scientific Authority and Jewish Law in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Geraldine Gudefin, Brandeis University

Lapidus Summer Fellowship
Navigating the Civil and Religious Worlds: Jewish Immigrants & Marital Laws in France and the United States, 1881-1939

Charles McDonald, The New School

Lapidus Summer Fellowship
Return to Sepharad: Making Modern Spain Jewish

Anna Novikov, German Historical Institute, Warsaw

Lapidus Summer Fellowship
You Are What You Wear: Polish and Jewish Visual Nationalization through Fashion in the Partitioned Poland (1848-1918)

Alexandra Zirkle, University of Chicago

Lapidus Summer Fellowship
Modeling the Temple: The Politics of German Jewish Biblical Hermeneutics

Michael Casper, UCLA

Lillian Goldman Fellowship
Of Dubnov and Doikayt: Folkism and the Discourse of Jewish Belonging in Interwar Lithuania

Rachel Blumenthal, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Morris & Alma Schapiro Fellowship
The Claims Conference, the State of Israel, and the Diaspora: 1952-1964

Elissa Bemporad, Queens College, CUNY

NEH Senior Scholar Fellowship
Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets

Graciela Mochkofsky, n/a

Prins Foundation Fellowship for Emigrating Artists and Writers-in-Residence
The Rise of a New Judaism in Latin America

Tim Corbett, Lancaster University

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
Once the 'Only True Austrians': Jewish-Austrian Memory and Identity after the World War

Ilse Lazaroms, European University Institute

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
Between Budapest and New York: A History of Hungarian Jews, 1890s to 1920s

Elena Keidosiute, Vilnius University

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
Catholic Missions and Jewish Conversions in Modern Period Lithuania: Transformations of the Phenomena

Shira Kohn, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Taube/Koret Early Career Scholars Program Postdoctoral Fellowship
From German Jews to Jewish Greeks: Student Refugees in American Universities, 1933-1945

2014

Andrew Marc Caplan, Johns Hopkins University

Cahnman Senior Scholar Fellowship
The Weight of an Epoch: Yiddish Modernism and the Dislocation of German Modernity in the Weimar Era

Tamara Morsel-Eisenberg, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Telling Dangers: Sakana as a Window into Early Modern Halakha

Jaclyn Granick, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Humanitarian Responses to Jewish Suffering Abroad by American Jewish Organizations, 1914-1929

Nina Valbousquet, Scieces Po Paris

Lapidus Summer Fellowship
The Circulation and Use of Anti-Semitism during the Interwar Period: The Case of Intransigent Catholic Networks (1917-1945)

Amy Weiss, NYU

Lapidus Summer Fellowship
'The Jewish Problem Is a Christian Problem': American Jewish, Liberal Protestant, and Evangelical Interfaith Zionist Relations

Zohar Weiman-Kelman, University of Toronto

Lapidus Summer Fellowship
What to Expect When You're not Expecting: A Poetic History of Jewish Women Writers

Marc Volovici, Princeton University

Lapidus Summer Fellowship
Religious and Secular Liturgies: The German Language in Modern Jewish History

Cristina Florea, Princeton University

Lapidus Summer Fellowship
City of Dreams: Czernowitz at the Crossroads of Empires, 1875-1975

Ofer Dynes, Harvard University

Lapidus Summer Fellowship
Jewish Culture and the Logic of the State: 1772-1860

Ian Zdanowicz, University of Paris VIII

Lillian Goldman Fellowship
Space as a Tool of Power and a Weapon of Survival: A Study of Spatial Tactics used by People of Jewish Descent during the Nazi Occupation (1939-1945) in Warsaw

Britt Tevis, University of Wisconsin

Mirvis Family Fellowship
May It Displease the Court: Jewish Lawyers and the Democratization of American Law

Andreea Valean, n/a

Prins Foundation Fellowship for Emigrating Artists and Writers-in-Residence

Julia Kissina, n/a

Prins Foundation Fellowship for Emigrating Artists and Writers-in-Residence

Ilse Lazaroms, European University Institute

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
'Revolutions of Thought and Sensibility': Hungarian-speaking Jewry in the Years of Rupture, 1896-1923

Kamil Kijek, Polish Academy of Sciences

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
A Polish Shtetl after the Holocaust? The History of the Jewish Community and Polish-Jewish Relations in Dzierzoniow, 1945-1968

Zoltán Kékesi, Hungarian University of Fine Arts

Prins Senior Scholar Fellowship
Tiszaeszlár: The History of a Cult Image

Irit Bloch, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Steinberg Emerging Jewish Filmmaker Fellowship
Anti-Semitism as a Factor in the Decision-Making Process of Weimar Judiciary: Towards a Solution to the Judiciary Political Bias Paradox

Jennifer Kaplan, The New School

Undergraduate Fellowship

Yitzhak Conforti, Bar-Ilan University

Visiting Scholar
The Ethnic and Cultural Origins of Zionism: History, Memory and Utopia

2013

Jeffrey Culang, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Common Sensibilities: Religion and Secularism in Modern Egypt

Sarah Zarrow, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Social Roles of Ethnography for Jews in Interwar Poland

Ori Yehudai, University of Chicago

Israel Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship
Out from Zion: Jewish Emigration from Palestine and Israel, 1945-1960

Ofer Dynes, Harvard University

Lillian Goldman Fellowship
Jewish Culture and the Logic of the State: 1772-1881

Britt Tevis, University of Wisconsin

Mirvis Family Fellowship
May It Displease the Court: Jewish Lawyers and the Democratization of American Law

Alec Burko, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Morris & Alma Schapiro Fellowship
Saving Yiddish: Yiddish Studies and the Language Sciences in America, 1940-1970

Glenn Dynner, Sarah Lawrence College

NEH Senior Scholar Fellowship
Traditionalist Jewish Women in Eastern Europe: Revising the Secularization Paradigm in Light of the Guttmacher Kvitlekh

Nino Biniashvili, n/a

Prins Foundation Fellowship for Emigrating Artists and Writers-in-Residence
An Archive of My Own

Patrick Benjamin Koch, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
After Safed: Jewish Spiritual Guidance (Musar) in the Seventeenth Century

Anna Manchin, University of Toronto

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
Reinventing Assimilation: Jewish Identity and National Culture in Interwar Hungarian

Donna-Lee Frieze, Deakin University

Prins Senior Scholar Fellowship
The Whole Child's Life: An Analysis of Austrian Child Holocaust Survivor Audio Testimonies

Aaron Levine, Northwestern University

Undergraduate Fellowship

Louis Kaplan, University of Toronto

Visiting Scholar
At Wit's End: Jewish Jokes, Anti-Semitism, and the Jewish Question from Weimar Germany to the Holocaust

2012

Anna Koch, NYU

Cahnman Foundation Fellowship
Rebuilding Lives: Italian and German Jews after the Holocaust

Allan Amanik, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
From Dust to Deeds: Community, Family, and the Commercialization of New York Jewish Burial, 1750-1950

Joshua Furman, University of Maryland

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Approaches to Jewish Childrearing and Education in America During the Baby Boom, 1945-1967

Amy Weiss, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Between Cooperation and Competition: American Jewish and Protestant Zionists, 1939-1977

Amy Smith, Yale University

Lillian Goldman Fellowship
Rebuilding and Remembering: Women and the Family Life of Holocaust Survivors in Displaced Persons Camps, the United States, and Israel between 1945 and 1960

Brian Smollett, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Morris & Alma Schapiro Fellowship
Reviving Enlightenment in the Age of Nationalism: Hans Kohn's Anti-Fascist Ideology

Adam Teller, Brown University

NEH Senior Scholar Fellowship
In All Directions: The Polish-Jewish Refugee Crisis and the Shape of the Jewish World in the 17th Century

Kataryzna Person, Royal Holloway, University of London

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
I am a Jewish DP. A Jew from the Eternal Nowhere.? The Jews from Poland in the Displaced Persons Camps of Western Germany: Encounters with Poles and Memories of Poland, 1945-1946

Anna Manchin, University of Toronto

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars
Reinventing Assimilation: Jewish Identity and National Culture in Interwar Hungarian

2011

Adam Sacks, Brown University

Cahnman Foundation Fellowship
European Jews and the Question of Wagnerism

Mina Muraoka, Brandeis University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Jews and the Russo-Japanese War: The Triangular Relationship between Jewish POWs, Japan, and Jacob H. Schiff

Jennifer Young, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
American Jewish Communists, Anti-Fascism, and the Shaping of Ethnic Culture in the International Workers Order, 1930-1956

Polly Zavadivker, UC Santa Cruz

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Soviet History, Jewish Fate: The War Writings of S. An-sky, Isaac Babel, and Vasily Grossman, 1914-1948

David Sclar, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Lillian Goldman Fellowship
He Will Flourish like a Cedar in Lebanon: The Life and 'After-Life' of Moses Hayyim Luzzatto

David Weinfeld, NYU

Morris & Alma Schapiro Fellowship
What Difference Does the Difference Make? Horace Kallen, Alain Locke, and the Birth of Cultural Pluralism

Dr. Jay Berkovitz, University of Massachusetts Amherst

NEH Senior Scholar Fellowship
Protocols of Justice: Marriage, Family and Community in Early Modern France

Jolanta Mickute, Indiana University

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars

Jan Lanicek, University of Southampton

Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars

Marianna Yarovskaya, University of Southern California

Steinberg Emerging Jewish Filmmaker Fellowship
Survival in Eastern Siberia: The Other Jewish Side

Rebecca Kahn Bloch, Oberlin College

Steinberg Emerging Jewish Filmmaker Fellowship
Radical Judaism in a Radical Campus: The Emergence of a New Jewish Community at Oberlin College

2010

Joshua Z. Teplitsky, NYU

Cahnman Foundation Fellowship
Between Court Jew and Jewish Court: David Oppenheim, the Prague Rabbinate, and 18th-Century Jewish Politics

Stanley Mirvis, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Jewel of a Sephardic Empire: A Social and Cultural History of Colonial Jamaican Jewry, 1670-1820

Magdalena M. Wrobel, Ludwig Maximillian University Munich

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Jewish Emigrants from Poland to Palestine, 1924-1928 (As an Example for a Transnational Migration of Polish Jews)

Miriam Intrator, CUNY Graduate Center

Lillian Goldman Fellowship
Wartime Planning, Postwar Response: UNESCO and the Renewal of Jewish Libraries, Books and Reading in Post-Holocaust, Early Cold War Europe, 1944-56

Agnieszka Legutko, Columbia University

Morris & Alma Schapiro Fellowship
Possessed by the Other: Spirit Possession as Modern Jewish Identity: Dybbuk Possession Trope in 20th and 21st Century Jewish Literature and Beyond

2009

Helaine Blumenthal, UC Berkeley

Cahnman Foundation Fellowship
The Slansky Affair: Czechoslovak Political Purge Trials of 1952

Rachel Gordan, Harvard University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Post-WWII American Judaism: How Judaism Became an American Religion

Zachary Paul Levine, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Chevrolets to Budapest: Transnational Cooperation and a Jewish Aid Regimen for the Cold War

Lara Rabinovitch, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Feeding Identity: Romanian Jewish Immigrants in New York City and Montreal, 1890-1939

Samuel Spinner, Columbia University

Lillian Goldman Fellowship
The Museum of the Jews: Ethnography and Literature about Jews in the 20th Century

Rebecca Cutler, University of Pennsylvania

Morris & Alma Schapiro Fellowship
American Jews and the Politics of Medicine in the Post-World War II Era

2008

Amos Bitzan, UC Berkeley

Cahnman Foundation Fellowship
Eastern European Jewry under Occupation, 1915-1918: Practice and Experience

Jessica Hammerman, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Heart of the Diaspora: French Jewry in Conflict During the Algerian War, 1954-1967

David Koffman, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Jews' Indian: Native Americans in the Jewish Imagination and Experience, 1824-1945

Joshua Nathaniel Aaron Lambert, University of Michigan

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Unclean Lips: Obscenity and the Jews in North American Literature and Culture

Kelly Scott Johnson, Harvard University

Lillian Goldman Fellowship
Sholem Schwarzbard: Life and Times of a Yiddish Assassin

Jolanta Mickute, Indiana University

Morris & Alma Schapiro Fellowship
Modern, Jewish, and Female: Politics of Culture, Ethnicity, and Sexuality in Poland and Lithuania, 1918-1939

2007

David H. Horowitz, Columbia University

Cahnman Foundation Fellowship
Fractures and Fissures in Jewish Communal Autonomy in Hamburg and Altona, 1750-1811

Emily Levine, Stanford University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Culture, Commerce, and the City: Aby Warburg, Ernst Cassirer, and Erwin Panofsky in Hamburg, 1919-1933

Ellie R. Schainker, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Imperial Hybrids: Russian Jewish Converts in the 19th Century

Elizabeth Strauss, University of Notre Dame

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Elderly in the Ghettos: A Study of Lodz, Vilna, and Riga, 1939-1944

Hilit Surowitz-Israel, University of Florida

Morris & Alma Schapiro Fellowship
La Nacion: Reconstructing Jewish Identity in the Early Modern Atlantic World

2006

Daniella Doron, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Envisioning the Jewish Family: Children, Gender and Identity in Postwar France, 1944-1954

Jeremy Eichler, Columbia University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Musical Migration from Germany to America, 1930s-1940s: The History of German-Jewish Composers in America

Laura Jokusch, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Collect and Record! Help Write the History of the Latest Destruction! Jewish Historical Commissions in Europe 1943-1953

Dana Herman, McGill University

Memorial Foundation Fellowship
History of the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Organization

2005

Elissa Bemporad, Stanford University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Red Star on the Jewish Street: The Reshaping of Jewish Life in Soviet Minsk

Maya Benton, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Shuttered Memories of a Vanishing World: The Deliberate Photography of Roman Vishniac and its Effect on Modern Jewish Subconsciousness

Joshua Karlip, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Modern Jewish Culture at the Crossroads: A Case Study of Jewish Socialism, Diaspora, Nationalism, and Yiddishism, 1905-1940

2004

Amy Blau, University of Illinois

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Afterlives: Translation of German Weltliteratur into Yiddish

Mia S. Bruch, Stanford University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Men: American Jews and American Religious Pluralism, 1941-1960

Tamar Kaplan Appel, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Rabbinic Authority in late Imperial Russia, 1905-1917

Julie G. Lieber, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Jewish Women during turn-of-the-century Vienna: A Study in Gender Construction

Edward A. Portnoy, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Creation of a Jewish Cartoon Space in the Yiddish Presses of New York and Warsaw, 1894-1939

Daniel B. Schwartz, Columbia University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Reclaiming Spinoza: The Heretic from Amsterdam in Modern Jewish Culture, 1832-1918

Sarah Bailey Felsen, UC Berkeley

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
German or "Jargon"?: Jewish Language Writing and Assimilation

2003

Marcy Brink-Danan, Stanford University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Mother Tongue: Turkish-Jewish Ideologies of Language and Kinship

Maria Ecker, University of Salzburg

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Integration of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and the Popular Perception of the Holocaust in the US

Noah L. Gelfand, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
A People within and without: Sephardic Jewish Communities and Commerce in the 17th and 18th Century Dutch Atlantic World

Noam F. Pianko, Yale University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Reconstructing America: Diaspora Jewish Nationalism in American Jewish Thought, 1900-1950

David Ira Snyder, Princeton University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Enduring Ghetto: Urban Renewal and the Jews in Modern Prague and Warsaw (Bridging Jewish and architectural history)

2002

Alisa Braun, University of Michigan

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Becoming Authorities: Jews, Writing, and the Dynamics of Affiliation, 1890-1940

Jessica Cooperman, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Jewish Diaspora and the First World War: Germany and the US

James Loeffler, Columbia University

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
The Role of Music as Means of Jewish Social and Cultural Modernization in late Imperial Russia

Avinoam J. Patt, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Jewish DP Youth and Zionism in Post-War Germany

Joshua Perelman, NYU

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Choreographing Identity: Modern Dance and American Jewish Identity 1923-1964

Michaela Raggam-Blesch, University of Graz

Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellowship in Jewish Culture
Jewish Women during turn-of-the-century Vienna